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Blue Jays blank Reds

Jun 19, 2011 - 2:52 AM Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Brandon Morrow tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 4-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds in the middle installment of a three-game set at Great American Ball Park.

Jose Molina recorded a solo home run and a double while Rajai Davis added a triple for the Jays, who have won four of their last five games.

Morrow (3-4) yielded only five hits, fanned six and walked one.

Jay Bruce and Scott Rolen had two hits apiece for the Reds, who have lost two in a row after sweeping their previous series.

Edinson Volquez (4-3) went five innings in defeat for Cincinnati, giving up four runs on seven hits while walking two and striking out eight.

Yunel Escobar led off the third for Toronto with a double and scampered home on a wild throwing error by Volquez to give the Jays a 1-0 lead.

Toronto added to its lead in the fourth. Molina led off with his solo shot, his second home run of the 2011 campaign, and Davis followed by ripping a triple deep off the center field wall. Davis then scored on a sacrifice fly by Jayson Nix to push the Jays' lead to 3-0.

Corey Patterson led off the Jays' fifth with a double to left and scored on a sharp single up the middle by Jose Bautista to expand Toronto's lead to 4-0. Volquez rallied to strikeout Davis to end the inning, despite a balk, which put runners on second and third with two outs.

Cincinnati finally mounted a threat against Morrow in the seventh when Rolen laced a single to center and Chris Heisey was plunked with a Morrow pitch, putting runners on first and second with one out. Jason Frasor was called upon from the Toronto bullpen to face Edgar Renteria with two down and the bases loaded. He got Renteria to fly out to right and end the inning.

Jon Rauch tossed two scoreless innings to finish off the Reds.

Game Notes

Prior to Saturday's action, Reds first baseman Joey Votto received the Lou Marsh Award as the 2010 Canadian Athlete of the Year...Cincinnati is 20-17 at home this year...Adam Lind's streak of four consecutive games with a home run was snapped...Toronto is 8-3 all-time against the Reds.

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